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'''St Paul Covent Garden, Middlesex''' family history and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers (baptisms, christenings, marriages, and burials), civil registration (births, marriages, and deaths), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and website resources.
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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
'St Paul Covent Garden [1653], the church of, is situated on the western side of Covent Garden Market, and was erected by the Earl of Bedford, as a chapel of ease to St Martin in the Fields, for the convenience of his neighbouring tenantry, which were then much on the increase. It is in the form of a Vitruvian Tuscan temple, and was designed by Inigo Jones. it 1638, as appears from a manuscript in the Harleian collection at the British &nbsp;museum, printed in the Gentleman's Magazine of November, 1789, a dispute had arisen between the above named earl and the vicar of St Martin in the Fields, relative to the right of patronage to this newly built church, and that is was heard before teh Privy Council, who determined that it should be a chapel of ease to St Martin's, till an act of parliament should be passed to&nbsp; make it parochial... In 1645, the precinct of Covent Garden was separated from the parish of St&nbsp;Martin, and made parochial, by an ordinance of the Lords and Commons, sitting at Westminster; but, being considered an illegal ordinance, an act of parliament was obtained immediately after the restoration of Charles II, in 1660, by which the patronage was vested in the Earl of Bedford and his heirs forever.  
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'St Paul Covent Garden [1653], the church of, is situated on the western side of Covent Garden Market, and was erected by the Earl of Bedford, as a chapel of ease to St Martin in the Fields, for the convenience of his neighbouring tenantry, which were then much on the increase. It is in the form of a Vitruvian Tuscan temple, and was designed by Inigo Jones. it 1638, as appears from a manuscript in the Harleian collection at the British &nbsp;museum, printed in the Gentleman's Magazine of November, 1789, a dispute had arisen between the above named earl and the vicar of St Martin in the Fields, relative to the right of patronage to this newly built church, and that is was heard before the Privy Council, who determined that it should be a chapel of ease to St Martin's, till an act of parliament should be passed to&nbsp; make it parochial... In 1645, the precinct of Covent Garden was separated from the parish of St&nbsp;Martin, and made parochial, by an ordinance of the Lords and Commons, sitting at Westminster; but, being considered an illegal ordinance, an act of parliament was obtained immediately after the restoration of Charles II, in 1660, by which the patronage was vested in the Earl of Bedford and his heirs forever.  
  
 
'The church was built by Inigo Jones, by direction of the earl, as a mere barn... The walls were of brick, but were cased with stone about the year 1788...&nbsp;In 1795, the roof and interior was consumed by fire, which have been since substantially repaired and reinstated by the late Thomas Hardwick, Esq.  
 
'The church was built by Inigo Jones, by direction of the earl, as a mere barn... The walls were of brick, but were cased with stone about the year 1788...&nbsp;In 1795, the roof and interior was consumed by fire, which have been since substantially repaired and reinstated by the late Thomas Hardwick, Esq.  
  
'By the before-mentioned act, the patron has the privilege of nominating one of the churchwardens, the rector another and the parishioners elect a third. The church is by the same authority, a rectory, in the county and archdeaconry of Middlesex, in the diocese of London and in the patronage of the Duke of Bedford.'  
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'By the before-mentioned act, the patron has the privilege of nominating one of the churchwardens, the rector another and the parishioners elect a third. The church is by the same authority, a rectory, in the county and archdeaconry of Middlesex, in the diocese of London and in the patronage of the Duke of Bedford.'<ref>James Elmes, ''A Topographical Dictionary of London'' (London, 1831). Adapted.</ref>
 
 
(Adapted from:&nbsp;''A Topographical Dictionary of London'' by James Elmes; published 1831.)
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Baptisms'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" | '''Earliest'''
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="6" | <center>'''Marriages'''</center>  
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="6" | <center>1653</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" rowspan="2" | '''Images'''
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="18" | <center>1800-1812 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref name="anc">[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($). Described as St Paul, Covent Garden in Westminster Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.</ref></center>
 
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| align="center" bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="2" rowspan="2" | '''Images'''
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1813-1835
| align="center" bgcolor="#cc99ff" colspan="18" | <center>1800-1812 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 Ancestry] baptisms, marriages, and burials<ref name="anc">[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1624 London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($). Described as St Paul, Covent Garden in Westminster Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 Ancestry]<ref name="ancc">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Covent Garden St Paul in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1800-1835
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 Ancestry]<ref name="ancm">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Covent Garden St Paul in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1813-1835
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 Ancestry]<ref name="ancb">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Covent Garden St Paul in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#000000" align="center" colspan="20" |  
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 Ancestry]<ref name="ancc">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1558 London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Covent Garden St Paul in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" | 1800-1835
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 Ancestry]<ref name="ancm">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1623 London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Covent Garden St Paul in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" | 1813-1835
 
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 Ancestry]<ref name="ancb">[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1559 London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980], courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). Described as Covent Garden St Paul in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.</ref>
 
 
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| bgcolor="#cc99ff" align="center" colspan="2" rowspan="8" | '''Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1653-1752
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau01lond InternetArchive]<ref>William Henry Hunt, ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1906). Digital versions at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau01lond Internet Archive]; another [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau33stpa Internet Archive] copy. (Christenings 1653-1752.)</ref>
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1653-1837
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast]<ref name="bmi">[http://web.archive.org/web/20110108163855/http://www.origins.net/help/aboutbo-bmi-parish-MDX.aspx "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,"] ''Origins.net,'' accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, ''A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index'' (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). {{FHL|682509|item|disp=FHL Book 942 K22L 1994}} 13,325 entries.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1540-1855
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/parish-records-collection-search-start.action?redef=0&event=D FindMyPast]<ref name="boyd">[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/Boydsplacescounts.pdf "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,"] ''Find My Past,'' accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only (15,027 entries).</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1653-1837
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="2" | 1653-1752
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|FamilySearch}}<ref>Batch {{IGI|P001571}}, see: Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyLondon_including_Middlesex_(N-Z).htm "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England,"] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 17 March 2012.</ref>
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau01lond InternetArchive]<ref>William Henry Hunt, ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1906). Digital versions at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau01lond Internet Archive]; another [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau33stpa Internet Archive] copy. (Christenings 1653-1752.)</ref>
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1653-1837
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" | 1653-1837
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau35stpa InternetArchive]<ref>William Henry Hunt, ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1907). Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau35stpa Internet Archive]. (Marriages 1653-1837.)</ref>  
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast]<ref name="bmi">[http://web.archive.org/web/20110108163855/http://www.origins.net/help/aboutbo-bmi-parish-MDX.aspx "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,"] ''Origins.net,'' accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, ''A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index'' (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). {{FHL|682509|item|disp=FHL Book 942 K22L 1994}} 13,325 entries.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1653-1752
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" | 1540-1855
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau36stpa InternetArchive]<ref>William Henry Hunt, ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1908). Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau36stpa Internet Archive]. (Burials 1653-1752.)</ref>
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/parish-records-collection-search-start.action?redef=0&event=D FindMyPast]<ref name="boyd">[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/cms/fmp/pdf/Boydsplacescounts.pdf "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts,"] ''Find My Past,'' accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only (15,027 entries).</ref>
 
 
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1752-1837  
| align="center" bgcolor="#99cccc" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau02lond InternetArchive]<ref>William Henry Hunt, ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1906). Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau02lond Internet Archive]. (Christenings 1752-1837.)</ref>
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau02lond InternetArchive]<ref>William Henry Hunt, ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1906). Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau02lond Internet Archive]. (Christenings 1752-1837.)</ref>  
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="2" | 1653-1837  
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1653-1837  
| align="center" bgcolor="#cccccc" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau35stpa InternetArchive]<ref>William Henry Hunt, ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1907). Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau35stpa Internet Archive]. (Marriages 1653-1837.)</ref>
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | {{RecordSearch|1473015|FamilySearch}}<ref>Batch {{IGI|M025772}}, see: Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyLondon_including_Middlesex_(N-Z).htm "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England,"] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 17 March 2012.</ref>  
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" | 1653-1752
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1752-1853
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau36stpa InternetArchive]<ref>William Henry Hunt, ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1908). Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau36stpa Internet Archive]. (Burials 1653-1752)</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau37stpa InternetArchive]<ref>Hunt, William Henry. ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1909). Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau37stpa Internet Archive]. (Burials 1752-1853.)</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="2" | 1800-1837
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="4" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Ancestry]<ref name="pallot">''Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes'' (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). {{FHL|293148|item|disp=FHL British Book 942 V25pm}}</ref>  
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="2" | 1752-1853
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="2" | &nbsp;
| align="center" bgcolor="#ffffcc" colspan="4" | [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau37stpa InternetArchive]<ref>Hunt, William Henry. ''The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London'' (London, 1909). Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/registersofstpau37stpa Internet Archive]. (Burials 1752-1853.)</ref>
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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.  
 
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.  
  
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection  
  
==== Census records ====
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==== Census and Inhabitants Lists ====
  
{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}}
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{{British Census|438841}}<br>
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===== 1666 Hearth Tax  =====
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*[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=118829 Hearth Tax: Middlesex 1666: Covent Garden] at [http://british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online] - free.
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===== 1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid  =====
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*[http://british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=26&page=29&sort=1 St Paul's Covent Garden] at [http://british-history.ac.uk/ British History Online] - free.
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==== Probate records  ====
 
==== Probate records  ====
  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Middlesex Probate Records|Middlesex Probate Records]] to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Middlesex Probate Records|Middlesex Probate Records]] to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  
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==== Cemetery  ====
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{{Find A Grave|658424|St Paul Covent Garden Churchyard}} (47+ entries)
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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== Web sites  ==
 
== Web sites  ==
  
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== References  ==
 
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St Paul Covent Garden, Middlesex family history and genealogy research page. Guide to parish registers (baptisms, christenings, marriages, and burials), civil registration (births, marriages, and deaths), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and website resources.


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Parish History

'St Paul Covent Garden [1653], the church of, is situated on the western side of Covent Garden Market, and was erected by the Earl of Bedford, as a chapel of ease to St Martin in the Fields, for the convenience of his neighbouring tenantry, which were then much on the increase. It is in the form of a Vitruvian Tuscan temple, and was designed by Inigo Jones. it 1638, as appears from a manuscript in the Harleian collection at the British  museum, printed in the Gentleman's Magazine of November, 1789, a dispute had arisen between the above named earl and the vicar of St Martin in the Fields, relative to the right of patronage to this newly built church, and that is was heard before the Privy Council, who determined that it should be a chapel of ease to St Martin's, till an act of parliament should be passed to  make it parochial... In 1645, the precinct of Covent Garden was separated from the parish of St Martin, and made parochial, by an ordinance of the Lords and Commons, sitting at Westminster; but, being considered an illegal ordinance, an act of parliament was obtained immediately after the restoration of Charles II, in 1660, by which the patronage was vested in the Earl of Bedford and his heirs forever.

'The church was built by Inigo Jones, by direction of the earl, as a mere barn... The walls were of brick, but were cased with stone about the year 1788... In 1795, the roof and interior was consumed by fire, which have been since substantially repaired and reinstated by the late Thomas Hardwick, Esq.

'By the before-mentioned act, the patron has the privilege of nominating one of the churchwardens, the rector another and the parishioners elect a third. The church is by the same authority, a rectory, in the county and archdeaconry of Middlesex, in the diocese of London and in the patronage of the Duke of Bedford.'[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Online St Paul Covent Garden Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1653
1653
1540
Images
1800-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1835 Ancestry[3] 1800-1835 Ancestry[4] 1813-1835 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1653-1752 InternetArchive[6] 1653-1837 FindMyPast[7] 1540-1855 FindMyPast[8]
1653-1837 FamilySearch[9] 1653-1837 InternetArchive[10] 1653-1752 InternetArchive[11]
1752-1837 InternetArchive[12] 1653-1837 FamilySearch[13] 1752-1853 InternetArchive[14]
    1800-1837 Ancestry[15]    

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census and Inhabitants Lists

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


1666 Hearth Tax
1693-1694 Four Shilling in the Pound Aid


Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Middlesex Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Cemetery

St Paul Covent Garden Churchyard database at Find A Grave. (47+ entries)

Poor Law Unions

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References

  1. James Elmes, A Topographical Dictionary of London (London, 1831). Adapted.
  2. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as St Paul, Covent Garden in Westminster Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Covent Garden St Paul in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Covent Garden St Paul in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Covent Garden St Paul in Westminster Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. William Henry Hunt, The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London (London, 1906). Digital versions at Internet Archive; another Internet Archive copy. (Christenings 1653-1752.)
  7. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county," Origins.net, accessed 12 June 2011; Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd., 1994). FHL Book 942 K22L 1994 13,325 entries.
  8. "Boyd's London Burials Index - places and counts," Find My Past, accessed 8 June 2011. Indexes adult male burials only (15,027 entries).
  9. Batch P001571, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
  10. William Henry Hunt, The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London (London, 1907). Digital version at Internet Archive. (Marriages 1653-1837.)
  11. William Henry Hunt, The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London (London, 1908). Digital version at Internet Archive. (Burials 1653-1752.)
  12. William Henry Hunt, The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London (London, 1906). Digital version at Internet Archive. (Christenings 1752-1837.)
  13. Batch M025772, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for London including Middlesex (N-Z), England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 March 2012.
  14. Hunt, William Henry. The Registers of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London (London, 1909). Digital version at Internet Archive. (Burials 1752-1853.)
  15. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm